Mexican Grilled Corn

Rocco’s Tacos is one of my favorite restaurants. Their Mexican Grilled Corn appetizer is mouthwateringly delicious, spread with a spicy mayo and sprinkled with soft and salty Cotija cheese.

Mexican Grilled Corn | Hugs 'n Kitchen

I tried to recreate this at home and think I did a pretty good job!  It’s so simple yet so flavorful.

Mexican Grilled Corn | Hugs 'n Kitchen

I love to cut my corn off the cob completely so I can mix everything together and enjoy with a spoon!  But feel free to devour however you like.

Mexican Grilled Corn | Hugs 'n KitchenMexican Grilled Corn | Hugs 'n Kitchen

As for the mayo, the quantities below will give you a slightly spicy mixture.  It’s not overly powerful but has a little heat.  If you don’t like things too spicy you can start with less and take a taste to see if it’s spiced to your liking.  Or, you can add more cayenne to taste.

Mexican Grilled Corn | Hugs 'n Kitchen

Mexican Grilled Corn | Hugs 'n Kitchen

Mexican Grilled Corn | Hugs 'n Kitchen

This corn goes great with anything, but my favorite is to enjoy with some grilled steak or fajitas!

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Mexican Grilled Corn

  • YIELDS 4 Servings


  1. Pre-heat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Drizzle the corn with enough extra virgin olive oil to lightly coat.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill the corn until cooked through and kernels are charred, about 10 minutes.
  4. In a small dish mix together the mayonnaise, minced garlic and cayenne pepper.
  5. Spread the grilled corn with the mayonnaise mixture.
  6. Sprinkle with the Cotija cheese.
  7. Squeeze fresh lime over the corn and serve extra wedges on the side.

4 Responses to Mexican Grilled Corn

  1. Diane says:

    Looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!!

  2. […] Enjoy while it’s hot and serve with your favorite sides.  I mixed cultures a little bit with this meal and served with spicy grilled Mexican corn. […]

  3. Kristina says:

    just made this as a side dish tonight. absolutely amazing!! definitely a yummy twist on your traditional corn on the cob!! love love love 🙂

    • hugsnkitchen says:

      Wonderful!!! I love how easy this recipe is yet it’s so packed full of flavor 🙂